You see that big burning circle in the sky? That’s SPRING! From now on you will only want to dine al fresco, which is handy because Galley on Upper Street have just opened up the doors onto their sunny terrace, along with an exciting new menu to boot.
The change in season is reflected with a change in ingredients, textures and flavours. You’ll still see Galley’s signature oysters (this time all British) and a hot and cold seafood platter, but this time you can eat it with the sun on your skin. New small plates include a bouillabaisse that instantly transports you to the quayside in Marseille. Sea Bream Carpaccio, chilli, lime & mint, Chargrilled Tiger Prawns, mango, paw paw, lime & chilli salsa and Marinated Watermelon, feta, watercress, pinenuts and Szechuan pepper all bring back distant memories of the ocean, sunlight and laughter.
Large dish highlights include Halibut, crispy skin, butter poached leaks, asparagus and wild garlic sauce, Lobster Linguine with cherry tomatoes, lemon & chilli, Pan Roasted Cornish Cod, wilted chard, spring onions, baby potatoes and chicken tarragon jus and for those who just need a bit of meat then the not to be missed Spiced Lamb Rack, artichoke puree, sprouting broccoli, black-eyed beans with ragu shoulder & thyme will put the spring back in any step.
Although, the stand out dish for us has to be the Pan-fried Sea Bass with gnocchi, peas, courgettes, asparagus, finished with truffle oil broth. Decadent, fresh, moreish, the epitome of spring, we couldn’t get enough.
Pudding at Galley is a must and many have raved about the white chocolate panna cotta with passion fruit, honeycomb and blackberries, so be sure to leave some room for Citrus Tart, pineapple & chilli salsa & mango sorbet, Chocolate and Orange Mousse, salted caramel and cappuccino ice cream or Chilled Ricotta Crumble, strawberry & dragon fruit.
Galley opened in January – we loved it then and we love it now. Book your spot in the sun, while its here.